Texas Rebounds at Maui Invitational

'Horns use 21-1 run to win game

Damion James had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 6 Texas to a 70-57 victory over Oregon on Wednesday in the third-place game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The Longhorns (4-1) lost 81-80 to No. 8 Notre Dame in the semifinals, a game that ended with A.J. Abrams' shot from beyond halfcourt bouncing off the front of the rim. The third-place finish matched their best in three appearances in the Maui Invitational.

Instead of having to play catch-up as they did in the loss to the Fighting Irish, Texas took command this time with a 21-1 run during which Oregon (3-3) couldn't make a shot from the field and barely connected from the free throw line. The versatile James, who was 9-of-11 from the field, scored the last seven points of the run on two free throws, a shot from the lane and a 3-pointer.

The Ducks missed all five shots from the field, went 1-of-8 from the line and turned it over five times in the run that gave the Longhorns a 23-8 lead with 7:09 left in the half.

Texas led 31-20 at halftime as the Ducks shot 28.6 percent (6-of-21) from the field and were 6-of-16 at the line, including missing seven of their first eight.

Justin Mason added 18 points for the Longhorns and Gary Johnson had 12 points and eight rebounds.


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